Role at CSBS: Fellow – As the Fellow, a key focus is building the infrastructure to support researchers in designing and implementing the research impacts—what is called Broader Impacts in NSF grants—of their research.
Ph.D. Psychology – New York University
The central question guiding Dr. Pomerantz’s research is that of how to facilitate children’s motivation and achievement in school. Dr. Pomerantz’s research group focuses primarily on the role of parents, with a current study on how to support parents in optimizing children’s learning in the area of math. A key theme of Dr. Pomerantz’s research is understanding how the cultural context in which children and parents reside shapes children’s motivation and achievement; to date, the focus has been on the United States and China.
My three biggest hobbies are:
- Refraining from micromanaging my children
- Reading trashy novels